It's good that it's ruggedized. That way, when you take "unauthorized" photos at the beach, the camera won't break when you get beat up. :-)
erik6: As watch repairer i must say that even a 10 atm waterproof watch need to be controlled every year. Often the sails or O-rings need to be replaced. So what whit a camera ? Replace all the seals every year to be shore ? To use it occasionally for under water exploring it will be OK i think.
The Nikon USA web site shows an O-ring, an O-ring removal tool, etc., in the AW1 Waterproof Accessories section.
Even with this new release, Nikon can't keep up the breakneck development of the Canon EOS M line. :-)
Cool! 'Nuff said. :-)
onlooker: GPW wrote: "Sony wins, Canon sucks"
And yet, Canon is going to make a killing on 70D, and Sony is quietly bailing out on their SLT line.
Canon estimates that they are going to sell 9 million DSLRs this year. I wonder how many SLTs Sony has sold.
I wouldn't worry about "brand dilution". Most people have never heard of Fuji brand cameras, so there is nothing to dilute. :-)
Kriekira: That any of these might be assumed to be paintings says more about the viewer's inexperience with paintings than it does about the images.
And there is the additional, never-addressed issue of reproduction: is a photograph an image or a print? It is worth always keeping in mind that you cannot ever "see" a painting on a computer (or in a book) -- all you can see is a (photo-mechanical) reproduction.
Yes, seeing a painting in an art gallery is *much* different than seeing a printed reproduction of it.
Some mirrorless enthusiasts complain about DSLRs being big, bulky, and heavy.
The EM-1 is 12% wider, 3% taller, and 22% heavier than the Canon SL1 / 100D, according to camerasizecom.
(Yes, they are in different price classes.)
By not having retro-rangefinder styling, they are going to lose the all-important hipster camera market. :-)
lazy lightning: (Reuters) - To stem the red ink on its loss-making camera division, Olympus Corp has decided to rely on a format that so far has been a flop outside of its home turf in Japan.
The company on Tuesday released the "OM-D E-M1", a mirrorless model Olympus says is the first of its kind to compete on quality with traditional single-lens reflex (SLR) cameras.
Olympus is now hoping the E-M1, priced for the pro market at 145,000 yen ($1,500) for the body alone, will help it boost mirrorless and SLR sales by 24 percent to 7.3 million units to allow its camera business to finally break even for the first time in four years.
The E-M1 illustrates Olympus's dedication to the mirrorless format, heralded at its inception as a happy marriage between the size of a compact camera and the picture quality of an SLR. But the format has so far failed to connect with consumers outside of Japan, with most seeing it as an awkward compromise.
This is a year of "below expectations" for camera companies. Anything is possible, but I doubt that Olympus' camera division will break even this calendar year. They have already said that PEN sales were down 12%.
Hmmm. AF speed not as good as a DSLR. Sensor not as good as a DSLR. Priced higher than many DSLRs...
Heartwarming story. Life must be really, really, hard when you are autistic.
It has a red dot on it, so it must be good. :-)
I'm proud of the fact that I am neither "hip" nor "stylish". :-) #not4me
Hey Nikon, quit trying to annoy Canon, by adding features! (grin) It makes the G16 feel sad...
mpgxsvcd: Sony got the Walkman right and then has just produced 1 epic fail after another. This is a great idea that no one will ever use. Kind of like Lytro.
Sony had the Walkman, but lost that market to Apple. "Sony's TV division has lost money for nine straight years", due to competitors such as Samsung. And so on...
yabokkie: Japan is an advanced developed country with nasty medieval traditon. it's not one company, it's the system that is rotten.
@kimchiflower I don't know. Some suggest that Japan's ability to innovate is stagnating.
Among other things, on the Sony USA web site, this camera is listed on the "Sony Alpha DSLR Cameras" web page, in spite of the fact that is not a DSLR.
It appears that Sony's sales strategy is to trick uninformed buyers into believing that a mirrorless camera is in fact a DSLR.
justmeMN: Sony is trying to trick buyers into thinking that a mirrorless camera is in fact a DSLR. That's a sleazy sales strategy.
Among other things, on the Sony USA web site, this is listed on the "Sony Alpha DSLR Cameras" page, in spite of the fact it's not a DSLR.
Sony is trying to trick buyers into thinking that a mirrorless camera is in fact a DSLR. That's a sleazy sales strategy.